Stardust was sleeping peacefully in bed when someone shook
him. Stardust slowly opened his eyes and saw a light pink pony
pegasus with red and purple hair.
"Sorry to wake you but King Sea Mist wants to see you,"
she quickly said and then left the room.
Stardust yawned as he climbed out of bed. He stretched his front
legs and then his back legs. He was about to leave the room when
he heard a noise outside. He walked to his balcony and looked
on the ground below him. There was a small group of soldiers
wearing armor and swords. Around their legs was a metal band.
They stood in 2 rows lined up to the gate. Stardust wondered
if a King had arrived, one that was going to help him defeat
He left his room and went downstairs. He walked towards the soldiers
that guarded the throne room, he expected them to stop him but
"The King is expecting you," one of them said.
Stardust walked in the throne room and saw another King talking
to King Sea Mist.
Stardust walked towards them as they talked.
"King Stardust, this is King Sunrise," King Sea Mist
King Sunrise was a light yellow pony with yellow and white hair.
He wore a golden crown on his head.
"King Sea Mist was telling me about you. I even saw the
painting but still...it's all very hard to believe. The Black
ponies are know to be servants of Star Cluster and they're not
to be trusted but..." King sunrise paused. "But still
that painting I saw of you, Queen Royal Heart and the Princess...is
it all true?"
"Yes, it's all very true. I am the King of Ponyland. Star
Cluster is my little brother. The Princess is my daughter. The
painting you saw was taken out of the castle to hide anything
that could reveal that there really is a King of Ponyland. I
do not expect you to trust me after the things we've done. I
hope during your stay you'll get to know me better," Stardust
"I was told that Star Cluster had made everyone forget who
the King of Ponyland is and after thinking about it...I can't
remember either," King Sunrise remarked.
"Once Star Cluster is defeated, everyone will remember,"
Stardust paused, he could sense Luna moving. "Would you
like to meet Luna?"
"Luna?" King Sunrise asked.
"Princess Luna, my daughter."
"Yes, I would love to," King Sunrise replied, he was
anxious to meet the Princess the winged unicorn that he had heard
for so many years.
"I think she's waking up. Follow me, I'll take you to her,"
Luna climbed out of bed and stretched her legs, then she flapped
her wings to wake them up. She brushed her long white hair and
left her room. She walked down the hall pass Skyview's room to
look out the window. Since she didn't have a window in her room,
she looked out the window in the hall before having breakfast
with her father. As she looked, she noticed a row of soldiers
that she had never seen before. It excited her to see ponies
she hadn't seen before. She left the window and hurried to Stardust
room wondering if he knew about the soldiers.
She opened the door and saw Skyview and Starfire eating but her
father wasn't there.
"Where's dad?" Luna asked.
"I'm not sure," Skyview replied.
Luna shut the door before they could say anything else. She hurried
downstairs, hoping the King and Queen would know where her father
was. She had reached the bottom stairs and turned the corner
when she bumped into Stardust.
"Dad!," Luna exclaimed, she hadn't noticed King Sunrise
staring at her with fascination.
"Where did those soldiers come from?...who are they?...why
are they here..." Luna continued to asked.
Stardust smiled, "Luna, I want you to meet King Sunrise,"
Stardust pointed to the pony next to him, "Those soldiers
are his and he's here to help us get Dream Castle back."
Luna stared at King Sunrise, he was the second pony King she
had meet. She began to feel a bit nervous from his stare.
King sunrise smiled at her, "It's nice to meet you. I was
starting to wonder if the rumors about you were just rumors but
now I see it's true."
"Rumors?" Luna asked.
"Queen Royal Heart had a daughter, a winged Unicorn. Star
Cluster wants her and will not stop till he had her," King
"Oh," Luna replied.
Just then Skyview and Starfire walked downstairs, they were
curious as to what was going on with Luna. When the reached the
bottom step, they saw Luna and Stardust talking to a pony.
Stardust turned around and saw his brothers, "Skyview, Starfire.
This is King Sunrise."
"Hi," They replied.
King Sunrise couldn't help but feel a bit nervous with the three
of them together. He had seen and heard so much about them. Could
he really trust them?
"Stardust...I mean King Stardust, I should be going. I'll
talk to you tomorrow," King Sunrise said to him.
"You're not staying here?" Stardust asked.
"No, I'm camping at the bottom of the mountain, on the other
side so the town won't see us. I have a very large army with
me, they should be done setting up their tents. Please forgive
me but I've traveled far and I'm tired."
"It's alright. We can talk tomorrow but I'm not going to
start making plans till the other kingdoms gets here," Stardust
"Other Kingdoms? you mean there's more that's going to join
too?" King Sunrise asked surprisingly.
"Yes, there should be two more Kingdoms coming. They're
quite far from here so it'll take them awhile to get here,"
"Well, I'll be watching out for them. Goodbye, King Stardust.
Goodbye Princess Luna, it was a pleasure to get to see you,"
King Sunrise turned and left the castle. Luna hurried outside
to see him leave. The soldiers that stood in two lines, stared
surprisingly at Luna. Her white coat was blinding in the sunlight.
Her hair blew in the wind.
King Sunrise turned to see what they were staring at and smiled
when he saw Luna.
"Alright, lets go!" King Sunrise was in front of the
line, marching them through the castle gates.
Luna winked to the wall catching a few soldiers by surprise.
She stood with her head over the castle wall watching the soldiers
walking. A few of them couldn't take their eyes off of her.
Luna winked to the end of the wall in a corner and sat watching
as they approached.
"Haven't you ever seen soldiers marching before?" Charades
asked as he approached her.
"No, I haven't. There are no soldiers in the other wold
like the ones in this world. It's a bit different," Luna
"How different?" Charades asked.
"They don't go marching around. Royal ponies don't walk
from place to place, they're put in carriages. There are no castle
walls like this one, they're more like iron gates," Luna
"Oh, well. This world is very different than the other world.
Royal ponies in this world walk from place to place with soldiers
around them. Most of the castles have walls similar to this one."
"Does Dream Castle have walls like this one?" Luna
"Yes but it's a bit wider," Charades replied.
Luna stood on the wall talking to Charades and watching the soldiers
till she could no longer see them.
"I guess I'm going inside and see if I can bug my...uncles,"
Luna smiled then she winked out.